In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1siestanapen casa no dormimos la siesta — we don't have a siesta / nap at home
- me voy a echar una siestecita / (River Plate) una siestita — I'm just going to have forty winks
- la hora de la siesta — siesta time
- a la hora de la siesta no hay nadie en la calle — after lunch the streets are deserted
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.